Most books dealing with change management focus on how companies reach their corporate goals, instead of on what individual leaders must do. Filling this need, Leading Business Change: A Practical Guide to Transforming Your Organization is an easy and fun read that will inspire you to think more closely about how you implement change as a leader.
The book presents a proven approach to help leaders of global initiatives grapple with impossible projects and deliver on their goals. The first part of the book explains the author's approach to change management, centering on the need not just for an effective approach but for effective leadership. The remaining three parts walk readers through the three phases of the authors' methodology, using actual examples to demonstrate how to apply each step in the real world.
Introduces the topic of strategic implementation and organizational change
Supplies an overview of the challenges a leader will face when tasked with transforming aspects of a global company
Discusses the need to align the goals of the company, sponsors, and project
Highlights the need to understand the resources available to change leaders
Addresses the challenges of planning the design and delivery of organizational change
The author begins each chapter with a short story around the experiences of a fictional executive with a multinational company who has been tasked with implementing a global outsourcing project. Different stories illustrate the application of the methodologies discussed in the book. Each chapter concludes with questions to help you assess your own leadership style.
Dr. Karin Stumpf consults for multinational companies implementing strategic change, such as DaimlerChrysler, Universal Pictures, Deutsche Bank, Bombardier Transportation, and the International Committee of the Red Cross. Formerly a consultant with McKinsey as well as Deloitte, she has worked with clients in more than 20 countries to successfully support them in driving corporate strategy. Dr. Stumpf regularly lectures in English, German, and French in venues such as the Swiss Institute of Technology, among others. She holds an MSc, an MBA, a PhD, and a master's in organizational psychology. Her consultancy, Acrasio, is based in Berlin, where she lives with her husband and daughter.
Leading the Journey to Success What Is the Determining Factor in Successfully Turning Strategy into Reality? The Process of Success The Number-One Challenge Three Phases, Four Questions Nothing Ever Goes According to Plan The Captain for the Journey Modelling the Role Motivating Other People Mediating Resistance Shaping the Change Communicating the Change Embracing Your Role as a Change Leader PHASE I MOBILIZE-ENVISIONING THE SOLUTION Determining the Destination Who Are the Decision Makers? Clarifying the Strategic Objective Identifying Stakeholder Groups Taking Stock of Ship and Crew Assembling Your Coalition Inventorying Available Skill Sets Assessing the Current Situation Challenge Questions Setting the Course Identifying Possible Plans Building on Your Strengths Seeing and Filling the Gaps Challenge Questions PHASE II CRUSADE-DESIGNING THE SOLUTION Embarking on the Journey Designing the Change Be Ready to Adapt Your Plan Shoring Up Your Original Support Converting Others into Your Evangelists Challenge Questions Captaining, Despite Shortages and Scurvy Managing Project People Modelling the Change Motivating the Change Shaping the Change Mediating the Change Communicating the Change Challenge Questions Surviving the Tempests Contingency Planning Expecting the Worst Asking the Big Question Again Remaining Agile Asking for Help Challenge Questions PHASE III POPULATE-DELIVERING THE SOLUTION Land Ho! The Biggest Challenges in Populating 100% Buy-In? Success Hinges on Communication Knowing You Have Arrived Measuring Success Shades of Success Challenge Questions Captain's Log The Importance of Reflecting Taking Personal Inventory The End as the Beginning